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West Cancer Center

Memphis, Tennessee

Training Program Director: Richard E. Fine, MD, FACS

West Cancer Center building

The Margaret West Comprehensive Breast Center at West Cancer Center & Research Institute is uniquely positioned as the only facility for comprehensive breast health in this community. Patients trust and choose Margaret West thanks to a team of highly specialized Oncologic Breast Surgeons, Breast Radiologists, Advanced Practice Providers, and a staff that places the health and well-being of all patients first. From screening and wellness, risk assessment, diagnostic and interventional services, our patients and providers have access to the most innovative technologies and procedures. In addition to the highest quality imaging available, patients at the Margaret West Comprehensive Breast Center also have access to complete diagnostic and treatment needs to evaluate a vast array of breast diseases. From nationally renowned oncologists to some of the field’s leading research scientists, patients at West Cancer Center & Research Institute are equipped with a team of multidisciplinary cancer care and research experts that ensure they are receiving the most personalized, innovative, and effective treatment available.

Program Details

  • We have a multidisciplinary, patient-centered approach to the management of benign and malignant disease.
  • Our surgeons, annually, treat more than 1,600 new breast cancer patients and have extensive exposure to benign breast processes.
  • We have an active high-risk program including a certified genetic counselor see over 600 new consults per year.
  • Our dedicated breast radiologists are experienced in all breast imaging modalities including Breast MRI and MRI guided biopsy.
  • Our program is actively involved in clinical trials as well as industry and investigator-initiated trials.
  • Our breast center physicians are actively involved with the ASBrS, SSO, ACoS, and clinical trials groups.


West Cancer Center practices oncology from the multidisciplinary approach. The Breast Surgical Oncology Fellow participates in all aspects of surgical management. The one-year fellowship will focus on participation on the Breast Surgical Service with additional rotations to include Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Breast Imaging, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, Pathology, Risk Assessment and Genetics Counseling & Testing, Psychosocial Medicine, Lymphedema Physical Therapy, Community Outreach, and Research throughout the fellowship.

What sets the West Cancer Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship apart? In addition to extensive clinical experience in benign and malignant breast disease, the special collaborative atmosphere between the breast surgeons and the breast imagers allows the fellow to have exposure to breast imaging, integrating hands-on breast ultrasound and image-guided biopsy into their patient evaluation, while on the breast imaging rotation as well as while on the breast surgery rotation.

There is a dedicated weekly tumor board that the fellow will attend and present current cases.  The fellow will have an opportunity for instructing rotating residents, fellows and advance practice providers. 


West Cancer Center fellowship program follows ACGME protocol.

Number of Positions: One

Length of Fellowship: One year

Eligibility and Application

Completion of a fully accredited program in surgical residency, in the United States, prior to the start of the Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship is required. You must be American Board of Surgery certified or eligible. Foreign applicants must meet all ACGME requirements. We accept the J-1 Visa only; please do not apply if you need an H1b Visa.

Please apply through the SSO online application process (www.www.surgonc.org). Please forward to the SSO a completed application, curriculum vitae, personal statement and three letters of recommendation. Interviews will be by invitation. Please refer to the SSO website for details regarding the application deadline and interview timeline.

Contact Information

Training Program Director:Richard E. Fine., MD, FACS
Phone:901-683-0055 x63457
Program Coordinator:Janet Herriman
Address:West Cancer Center – Fellowship Programs
7945 Wolf River Blvd.
Germantown, TN 38138
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